Spotify Using Excessive Disk Writes and I/O

I've recently been trying to track the excessive writing going to my hard drive and it appears the culprit is Spotify. In the attached image I was listening to music for a couple of hours and Spotify has already written 15GB to disk. This is incredibly excessive and will kill drives over time. I've tracked nearly 100GB of writes in the course of a day if I'm using Spotify actively.

 

This has been mentioned before by others:

 

https://community.spotify.com/t5/Desktop-Linux-Windows-Web-Player/Spotify-killing-my-SSD/m-p/1365378

 

https://community.spotify.com/t5/Desktop-Linux-Windows-Web-Player/Why-does-Spotify-use-such-a-ridicu...

 

spotifyIO.jpg

Hey @firef,

 

We're closing this thread as we never received an answer from you. If you're still having the same issue, just give us a shout.

 

All the best 🙂

 

Comments
firef
Regular

I left Spotify open on my computer overnight- it was NOT streaming, just the application sitting there...it wrote over 50GB to disk just sitting there! What is going on?

 

Screenshot attached.spotify-overnight.jpg

Mara_F
Roadie
Status changed to: Closed

Hey @firef! Thanks for bringing this to the Community. 

 

Can you try reinstalling the app with these steps and restarting your device? If that doesn't help, can you send us your OS and Spotify version? That'd be super helpful. 

 

Hope to hear back from you soon 🙂 

 

 

 

EstefanyA_Bog
Roadie

Hey @firef,

 

Do you still need us to lend a hand? If so, can you let us know if reinstalling the app helped at all?

 

We're here, and always happy to see what we can suggest.

 

Have a lovely day 🙂

 

EstefanyA_Bog
Roadie
Status changed to: Closed

Hey @firef,

 

We're closing this thread as we never received an answer from you. If you're still having the same issue, just give us a shout.

 

All the best 🙂

 

mxfh
Newbie

It's also happening on latest MacOS beta, zero active streaming, the app is just idling in the dock, yet has up to double digit Gigabytes of disk writes per day according to "Activity Monitor".

bozemoj
Newbie

Has this been fixed? 

I have version 1.0.42.151.g19de0aa6 and the issue is still there. 130gb in one day

MadMartian
Music Fan

I'm on Linux and this occurs every time I start Spotify and sometimes when I come back to it (receives focus).  This thing thrashes my HDD more than my local minikube cluster, absolutely bonkers!  As a senior dev I can say with confidence this is definitely not user error, no application needs to read/write like this, ever.